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Youth Express: Investing Now

August 19, 2017 – 10:35 am | 232 views
IMG_4527 From 08/19/2017: Mohannahas Fitch-Pennybaker (15, Pittsburgh Brashear), Eliyah Roberts (14, Shadyside Academy), Michael Magnotti (16, Baldwin HS), Haajar Ahmad Ali (15, Homeschooled), Jada Woods (15, Pittsburgh CAPA) and Sydney Williams (14, Chartiers Valley HS) are part of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering Investing Now pre-college diversity program along with Pitt's Emiola Jay Oriola.

Youth Express: The Palisade Playhouse production of “Annie”

August 19, 2017 – 10:05 am | 224 views
IMG_4518 From 08/19/2017: Rachael Parsons (12), Nicole Parsons (9), Danielle Parsons (6), of Jefferson Hills, Zoie Beckas (10, Bellevue) and Maggie Belliston (7) are cast members of The Palisade Playhouse production of Annie, running 8/17 to 9/2.

YX: Colorblind Coding

August 12, 2017 – 10:35 am | 269 views
IMG_4506 From 08/12/2017: Colorblind Coding band featuring Ethan (13), Blake (14), both of Pittsburgh CAPA and Luc (16, Pittsburgh Allderdice)

YX: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

August 12, 2017 – 10:05 am | 354 views
IMG_4503 From 08/12/2017: Kevin Saftner and Antonio (15, Northgate HS) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

YX: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Broadway at the Overlook Preview

August 5, 2017 – 10:35 am | 333 views
IMG_4328_web From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Musical Theater cast members Abby Messner (15) and Haley Messner (13) of Kennedy, Abby Scullion (15) and Emmy Scullion (13) of Carnegie, Nino Masciola (14), Domenic Masciola (15) and Palmer Masciola (18) of West End, Anna Ungarino (16, Avalon), Sophia Doyno (15, East End), Sabina May (18, Moon Twp.), Brecken Farrell (16, Saxonburg), Ella Jo Reinhart (12, South Side), Hannah Oldham (13, Allison Park), and Gia Marinacci (13, Plum) with a preview of Broadway at the Overlook, 8/10 to 8/12, 8/18 and 8/19 (7:30 pm), West End/Elliott Overlook

YX: Vera Gulieva

August 5, 2017 – 10:20 am | 151 views
IMG_4322_web From 08/05/2017: Moscow's youth vocalist, Vera Gulieva (16, Edward Grieg Music School), during her visit to the U.S.

YX: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Austin Li

August 5, 2017 – 10:05 am | 115 views
IMG_4318_web From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist winner Austin Li (17, Upper St. Clair High School) with selections on piano.

YX: Rising Voices Youth Choir

July 29, 2017 – 10:35 am | 255 views
IMG_4311 From 07/29/2017: Rising Voices Youth Choir featuring Christopher Roach (6) and Bailey Roach (9) attending St. Benedict the Moor, Zoe Palat (9, Kentucky Avenue School), Saniyah Whitley (10, Pittsburgh Schiller), NaKyah Stribling (11, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Nicola Kramer (13, Pittsburgh Sterrett) along with instructors Elizabeth Chitester and Alex Sabo.

YX: Well-Tempered Trio

July 29, 2017 – 10:05 am | 141 views
IMG_4306 From 07/29/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society the Well-Tempered Trio featuring pianist Cameron Schepner (18, Hampton), violinist Joseph Comella (17, Murrysville) and cellist Chris Fedor (17, Wexford).

YX: Pittsburgh Music Academy

July 22, 2017 – 10:35 am | 251 views
IMG_4292_1 From 07/22/2017: Youth musicians of The Pittsburgh Music Academy, Arjin Kairi (6) on flute, Kirk Magleby-Lambert (6) on piano and Eve Magleby-Lambert (8) on violin of Mt. Lebanon Montessori, Hayden Trac (8, Falk Laboratory School) and Max Pruemer (7, Montessori School of Celebration, FL) both on violin along with their instructor, Jennifer Madge.